1 July 2024

Iran’s acting foreign minister warned that “any new mistake they [ie, Israel] make in Lebanon will create new conditions at the regional level to the detriment of the Zionists”.  The next day, a senior advisor to Iran’s supreme leader emphasised that “all Lebanese people, Arab countries and members of the axis of resistance will support Lebanon against Israel. There would be a chance of expansion of the war to the whole region, in which all countries including Iran would become engaged… In that situation, we would have no choice, but to support Hizbollah by all means”.

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